Sina

Founders Ben Tsiang Hurst Lin Yan Wang Zhidong Wang

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Total investments 20
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$63M
Portfolio companies 13
Rounds per year 0.83
Lead investments 6
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.35
Exits 4
Key employees Soon

Areas of investment

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Transportation
  • Last Mile Transportation
  • Autonomous Vehicles
  • Machine Learning
Summary

Sina appeared to be the Corporate Investor, which was created in 1998. The leading representative office of defined Corporate Investor is situated in the Beijing. The fund was located in Asia if to be more exact in China.

The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2018. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 50 - 100 millions dollars. Speaking about the real fund results, this Corporate Investor is 30 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The average startup value when the investment from Sina is more than 1 billion dollars. The fund is constantly included in less than 2 investment rounds annually. The high activity for fund was in 2015. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. Comparing to the other companies, this Sina performs on 18 percentage points less the average number of lead investments.

The current fund was established by Ben Tsiang, Hurst Lin, Yan Wang, Zhidong Wang.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3 partakers. Despite the Sina, startups are often financed by Redpoint, Zhiping Capital, Sequoia Capital China. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Zhiping Capital, SAIF Partners, Redpoint. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Weibo, Zhiping Capital, Sequoia Capital China.

The fund has exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 4 or 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight PINTEC, Miaopai, Bona Film Group. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Marketing, Financial Services. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 4-5 years to receive the investment from the fund. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - China.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

E-Commerce
Retail
$1M20 May 2019 Shanghai

Shuhe Technology

Financial Services
$30M01 Mar 2019 Shanghai

TuSimple

Artificial Intelligence
Autonomous Vehicles
Last Mile Transportation
Machine Learning
Transportation
$95M13 Feb 2019 San Diego, California, United States

PINTEC

Big Data
Financial Services
FinTech
Information Technology
$103M05 Jun 2018 Chaoyang City, Liaoning, China

Xiaoniujh.com

Education
Lending
Service Industry
10 Apr 2018 China, Beijing

TuSimple

Artificial Intelligence
Autonomous Vehicles
Last Mile Transportation
Machine Learning
Transportation
$55M21 Nov 2017 San Diego, California, United States

TuSimple

Artificial Intelligence
Autonomous Vehicles
Last Mile Transportation
Machine Learning
Transportation
$20M04 Aug 2017 San Diego, California, United States

Miaopai

Apps
Music Streaming
Software
Video
Video Streaming
$500M22 Nov 2016 Beijing

Taobao Movie

E-Commerce
Film
Ticketing
Web Browsers
$262M16 May 2016 Shangcheng District, Zhejiang, China

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